Sarah Newton was appointed Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, at the Department for Work and Pensions on 9 November 2017. She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office from 17 July 2016 to 9 November 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth in May 2010. Sarah served as Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 until July 2016.
Sarah was previously a councillor on Merton Council. During her time in Wimbledon, she served as the head of Friends of Cannizaro Park. Sarah was a marketing officer for IBIS, Citibank and American Express. After working for American Express for 4 years she became Director of Age Concern England. Sarah is also Founder and Initial Director of the International Longevity Centre.
Sarah was educated at Falmouth Comprehensive School before reading history at Kings College London. Sarah won a rotary international postgraduate scholarship in the USA.
Away from politics, Sarah is married and has three children.
Sarah Newton MP, the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, is responsible for disability issues across Government. Sarah is pleased to have been invited to speak at Naidex about work going on in Government to promote the development and use of innovations in independent living. In particular, Sarah will focus on the role of assistive technologies in work and health strategy, and improving opportunities for disability employment.